UPDATE:  The schedule is up!

We couldn’t be more excited that this coming Saturday is The Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading!  This annual FREE event is held at the University of South Florida–St. Pete campus (located:  It runs from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Among the authors featured this year:

THE (our emphasis) Judy Blume, most current author of In The Unlikely Event (note:  you need a wristband purchased from the USF-St. Pete campus bookstore to get an autograph from Judy.  Details.)

Amber Tamblyn, not only talented actress, but published poet.

James Grissom, author of Follies of God

Cynthia Barnett, author of Rain: A Natural and Cultural History

Deborah Johnson, author of The Secret of Magic

Padgett Powell, author of Cries for Help, Various

Other Young Adult Fiction writers at the festival include:

Jeff Strand, author of A Bad Day for Voodoo

Peter Adam Salomon, author of All Those Broken Angels

And many, many more!  You can find a full listing of authors and their bios here as well as all festival details.  Looking forward to seeing you all Saturday!